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If like most serious car owners your vehicle is an extension of your lifestyle, keeping it in the best shape is a worthy goal. If professional car detailing services are too expensive, you can treat your car to a do-it-yourself deep clean by paying close attention to certain areas of car cleaning. Well-maintained cars can also generate head-turning attention, which is exactly what you want when you pick up your date this Valentine’s Day! Here are some tips from us here at Irvine Auto Center, to make the most of your first impression:
Be a car-proud owner with these top interior cleaning tips:
Clean in-between and behind seats: Behind, under, and in-between seats are those oft-forgot areas that can accumulate dirt and junk. Sliding the seats forward can reveal a horde of long-lost items and food wrappers that should have been destined for the rubbish bin. Get those out of here now!
Give the carpet and upholstery a deep clean: A brush attachment can be effective in removing dust from carpets, fabric upholstery, and door pockets. Spray-on cleaners are also effective in target deeply-ingrained dirt. Uniquely-formulated leather cleaning products will remove stains safely and product the quality of the leather.
Don’t neglect the air vents: The air vents are an area that is notorious for attracting and collecting dust. A simple artist’s paintbrush with a light spray of furniture polish can get into crevices effectively.
Pay attention to the following tips when cleaning your vehicle’s exterior:
Use appropriate car-formulated cleaning products: While many car owners resort to using household cleaning products to wash their cars, this is risky as some detergents can damage the exterior paintwork finish by drawing out crucial oils.
Remove stickers: Stickers displayed on vehicles, no matter the message or theme, can threaten the aesthetic value of your vehicle. When removing them, great care is needed to protect paintwork.
Get rid of stubborn dirt with clay-barring: Give your vehicle a deeper clean with clay-barring. A clay bar kit will go beyond a mere surface clean and provide a ‘glass-like’ finish. Be sure to check and confirm that it will work with your vehicle/paint.
In your cleaning quest, did you happen to find a repair or two needed on your vehicle? Bring it to Irvine Auto Center, where we have many different service centers that can get your car running in tip-top shape, to impress your date! Want a new car altogether? Whether you want to test drive new vehicles in Irvine or test drive used vehicles in Irvine, make Irvine Auto Center your first-stop dealership. We serve the surrounding areas of Costa Mesa, CA, Mission Viejo, CA and Garden Grove, CA, and are excited to assist you!
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